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Rick Perry to Chuck Todd: ‘You Will Probably Not Be Invited’ to Moderate a Pres. Debate

ChuckToddRGA “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd found himself between two ferns and several Republican governors at their annual confab in Boca Raton Wednesday.

The New York Times reports Todd spent 28 minutes of the one-hour session talking about immigration, much to the ire of two governors and the gathered crowd.

“We have an hour,” said Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. “We’ve now spent 30 minutes talking about the president breaking the law.”

The crowd here at the annual meeting of the Republican Governors Association erupted in applause.

Gov. Rick Perry of Texas issued his own form of rebuke to Mr. Todd for focusing on the issue.

“Here’s what I’m thinking: You will probably not be invited to do a moderation for a presidential debate,” he declared to laughter.

(h/t Playbook / Photo: @The_Rga)

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Chuck Todd: MSNBC ‘At Night’ Has ‘Liberal Perspective,’ But Fox Is ‘More Campaign-y’

NBC’s Chuck Todd tried to draw a distinction between Fox News and MSNBC, suggesting both tilted politically in prime time, but played the news straight during the day. The difference, Todd said in an interview with Huff Post Live, is that Fox–due to the influence of Roger Ailes–is more
“campaign-y.”

“I think it’s a little bit different because, look, I’ve always thought the Roger Ailes political past… because he actually worked as an operative, [Fox] always feels a little more campaign-y than what gets accused on the MSNBC side. I certainly think at night there’s certainly a liberal perspective [and] a conservative perspective. I think in the daytime both channels would argue that there’s a lot more straight forward reporting.”

Who’s Gonna Win? Who’s Gonna Lose? And Who Cares?

Chuck Todd was on “Colbert Report” last night, pushing his new book “The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House,” and teeing up today’s midterm elections. “I think it could take until January,” Todd says of the final results. “We’ll have runoffs in Louisiana. And a runoff in Georgia in January.”

“Chuck, if I have to keep talking about the midterms after tomorrow night, I will go to Maine and start making out with that nurse.”

The Evening Ticker: Vieira, Díaz-Balart, Arrarás

  • Meredith Vieira‘s syndicated show has been picked up for a second season on the NBC Owned Television Stations. The show, which debuted just last month and currently airs in 98% of the country, is produced by NBCU at 30 Rock.

  • José Díaz-Balart is adding another hour to his MSNBC day. The Telemundo anchor will take over the 9amET slot left vacant when Chuck Todd moved to “Meet the Press.” Díaz-Balart currently anchors the 10am hour. The 2-hour “Morning Rundown” debuts Nov. 17 at 9amET.

  • Telemundo’s late afternoon news and entertainment program “Al Rojo Vivo con María Celeste” is moving from 5pm to 4pm on Monday. The re-tooled show will include special “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” segments, on-screen reunions and investigative reports.

Maddow, Matthews to Host MSNBC’s Election Night Coverage

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MSNBC will turn to Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews to host coverage of the midterm elections, under the title “Vote 2014!” Coverage begins at 6 p.m. ET.

Maddow and Matthews will be joined by Steve Kornacki, Chuck Todd, Jose Diaz-Balart, Chris Hayes, Andrea Mitchell, Reverend Al Sharpton, and Kasie Hunt. MSNBC’s Tamron Hall will handle exit poll results throughout the evening.

Beginning at 10 p.m., Ari Melber and Krystal Ball will co-host MSNBC.com’s “Digital Decision 2014″, with reporting from correspondents in the key battleground states, and live interaction with viewers.

Sunday Show Ratings: October 26

sunday shows_304CBS’s “Face the Nation” was first among Sunday shows in viewers last week despite being down -15% in total viewers and down -2% in the A25-54 demo compared to the same week last year.

NBC’s “Meet the Press” was down: -16% in viewers and down -32% in the demo vs. the same Sunday last year.

ABC’s “This Week” was slightly down -13% in total viewers -4% in the demo. Univision’s “Al Punto” was also also down -13% in the demo compared to last year.

Cable rebroadcasts of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 1.95 million total viewers and 372,000 A25-54 viewers. “Fox News Sunday” on broadcast was down -24% overall and and down -11% in the demo, but it should be noted that “FNS” aired at 8 am ET and 5 am PT in several markets due to an early NFL game. The Fox Sunday show had 2.9 million total viewers between broadcast and cable.

“Face the Nation” is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour aired in just 55% of the country.

The numbers for October 26:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
CBS
“Face the Nation” 3.01M 818,000
ABC
“This Week” 2.47M 701,000
NBC “Meet the Press” 2.35M 508,000
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 970,000 363,000
UNIV “Al Punto” 814,000 402,000

 

Brian Williams Leads NBC News Election Night Coverage

brian-williams-dncNBC News will provide two one-hour primetime specials on election night, led by “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams. Coverage begins at 10 p.m. ET, and continues online at 11 p.m. with a live “digital-exclusive” program through midnight.

NBC will also provide brief special reports on the broadcast network throughout the evening, and “NBC Nightly News” will update its broadcast for the West coast. A second live hour of election coverage will air in the West at 10 p.m. PT.

Williams will anchor from a new elections desk at NBC News headquarters in New York, joined by Chuck Todd, NBC News political director, Andrea Mitchell, NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent, Tamron Hall, “TODAY” co-host, Tom Brokaw, NBC News special correspondent, and Joe Scarborough, NBC News senior political analyst and host of “Morning Joe” on MSNBC.

 

Sunday Show Ratings: October 19

sunday shows_304CBS’s “Face the Nation” was first among Sunday shows in viewers last week despite being down -11% in total viewers and down -16% in the A25-54 demo compared to the same week last year.

NBC’s “Meet the Press” was slightly down: -3% in viewers and down -1% in the demo vs. the same Sunday last year but “MTP” had its biggest audiences in both total viewers and the demo since Chuck Todd’s debut on September 7.

ABC’s “This Week” was slightly down in total viewers but up +13% in the demo. Univision’s “Al Punto” was also up +13% in the demo compared to last year.

Cable rebroadcasts of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 1.82 million total viewers and 367,000 A25-54 viewers. ”Fox News Sunday” on broadcast was up +4% overall and and up +26% in the demo.

“Meet the Press” drew an additional 1.27 million total viewers and 554,000 demo viewers with rebroadcasts on NBC and MSNBC.

“Face the Nation” is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour aired in just 55% of the country.

The numbers for October 19:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
CBS
“Face the Nation” 2.95M 750,000
ABC
“This Week” 2.54M 769,000
NBC “Meet the Press” 2.74M 760,000
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.31M 480,000
UNIV “Al Punto” 791,000 329,000

 

If It’s Tuesday, It’s Debate Night for Sunday Hosts

ToddVATwo U.S. Senate debates tonight will each be moderated by a Sunday public affairs show host.

“This Week” host George Stephanopoulos has just arrived in Raleigh, NC where he will moderate a debate tonight between Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan and her challenger, Republican State House Speaker Thom Tillis. The one-hour debate at 7pmET will air on TV and radio stations throughout the state and will also be streamed on ABCNews.com. Stephanopoulos will be back in New York for “Good Morning America” tomorrow.  He’s also moderating a Senate debate in New Hampshire later this month.

Meanwhile, “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd will moderate a debate between U.S. Senate candidates from Virginia: Democratic Sen. Mark Warner and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie. The Virginia debate, originating from the Capitol One Conference Center in Tyson’s Corner, will air live at 7pmET on WRC and stream on NBCWashington.com.

Sunday Show Ratings: September 28

sunday shows_304Update 10/13/14: the numbers have been updated following a Nielsen ratings data glitch. With restated data, “Face the Nation” was number one for Sept. 28

Previous story: “This Week” was the top Sunday program in viewers and the A25-54 demo this week in a reduced field due to “Meet the Press” being pre-empted for the Ryder Cup Golf Tournament. The ABC broadcast topped second place “Face the Nation” by +65,000 and by +70,000 demo viewers. ABC’s victory in viewers for the first telecast of the season was its first in 12 years.

Compared to the same week last year, “This Week” is up +24% in viewers and up +28% in the demo. “Face” was up +10% in viewers and flat in the demo. “Fox News Sunday” saw the most viewer growth, up +70% in viewers and up +21% in the demo. Univision’s “Al Punto” was down -9% in viewers and down -13% in the demo.

Cable rebroadcasts of “Fox News Sunday” averaged a combined 1,677,000 total viewers and 358,000 A25-54 viewers.

“Face the Nation” is based on the first half-hour only, as the full contiguous hour aired in just 67% of the country.

The numbers for September 28:

Network Program Total Viewers A25-54
CBS
“Face the Nation” 3.330M 933K
ABC
“This Week” 3.156M 899K
FOX “Fox News Sunday” 1.692M 383K
UNIV “Al Punto” 710K 284K

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